The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is one of the most widely accepted methods for developing enterprise architecture. TOGAF is an open framework, providing a practical, definitive and proven step-by-step method for developing and maintaining enterprise architecture.You can use the TOGAF facilities in Enterprise Architect to model an enterprise of any size, and you can create or import any number of Artifacts including Catalogues, Matrices and diagrams, which can all be conveniently stored in the repository that will serve as the Architecture Repository. All Artifacts are stored in compliance with the TOGAF metamodel; additionally Reference Libraries, Standards and governance logs can all be modeled in the tool.
The Open Group's TOGAF Architecture Development Method
Enterprise Architecture is an important discipline, as organizations need to understand the fundamental aspects of their business in order to keep pace with the global market and technology changes in a continually evolving world. Enterprise Architect has built-in support for all the important enterprise architecture frameworks and enterprise modeling languages, allowing you to model an enterprise from the business goals and drivers through to Cloud-based infrastructure services. In this topic you will learn how to model an Enterprise using TOGAF, including working with the ADM and metamodel attributes.
The topics described here provide an introduction to, and procedural explanation of, using TOGAF in Enterprise Architect.